Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program, July 30, 2021 – Professor El-Ghazaly and her students Yulan Chen and Ludovico Cestarollo gave a research lab tour and demos for teachers from both New York city schools and local juvenile detention centers near Ithaca. The tour was followed by a work session with the teachers to brainstorm and improve a lending library kit currently under development in the research group so that it can be used as a middle and high school teaching activity on magnetism and eddy current brakes. More information about the RET program at the Cornell Center for Materials Research can be found here.

CATALYST Academy, July 29, 2021 – Professor El-Ghazaly taught the ECE Field lecture in the summer CATALYST academy for underrepresented minority high school students interested in engineering. Due to limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the young women and men attended the week-long program virtually. More information about the CATALYST Academy can be found here.

Prefreshman Summer Program (PSP), July 27, 2021 – Professor El-Ghazaly gave a lecture and demo on her research to incoming underrepresented minority freshman students at Cornell. She also sat on a faculty panel to advise the students on how best to take advantage of their next four years at Cornell. More information about the Prefreshman Summer Program can be found here.

CURIE Academy, July 16, 2020 – For the second year in a row, Professor El-Ghazaly taught the ECE Field lecture in the summer CURIE academy for high school students interested in engineering. Due to limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the young women attended the week-long program virtually. Via Zoom, they learned about the different types of engineering and did more in-depth activities related to the field of Operations Research and Information Engineering. More information about the CURIE Academy can be found here.

Global Women’s Breakfast, February 12, 2020 – Professor El-Ghazaly served on the panel for Clarkson University’s Global Women’s Breakfast. The breakfast brought together over 150 middle school and high school female students from the nearby regions in New York state as an effort to encourage the participation of women in science and engineering. More about IUPAC’s Global Women’s Breakfast program can be found here.

Several women panelists standing together, including Professor El-Ghazaly

 

Magnetism Fair, December 7, 2019 – students in Professor El-Ghazaly’s ECE 5970 – Applied Magnetism class demonstrated their course projects to visiting high school students from the local Ithaca area. The projects were designed to either explain how magnetism is used in daily life or to explain a nanoscale magnetic phenomenon with a large scale prototype. An article about the magnetism fair can be found here.

Graduate students sharing their projects with other students and visiting high school students

 

CURIE Academy, July 19, 2019 – Professor El-Ghazaly taught the ECE Field lecture in the summer CURIE academy for high school students interested in engineering. The young women were at Cornell for a week-long program, learning about the different types of engineering and doing in-depth activities related to one of the engineering fields. More information about the CURIE Academy can be found here.

 

See Professor El-Ghazaly’s prior outreach involvement here.